Saturday, January 21, 2017

Happy


Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week our challenge hostess Caz Counsell continues to issue the challenges.

This week being the third Saturday of the month it is time for a sketch challenge.





When I looked at the sketch for this week's challenge it reminded me of the edge on the ModaScrap Lace Pocket die which has recently been released by Elizabeth Craft Designs. So of course I had to use that for my card today.

I decorated my card using the new ModaScrap Lacy Poppies which I just love. In the centre of the large poppy I added black prills for a bit of dimension. I also added the word "Happy" from the new Happy Birthday die set.



For the inside of the card I created a Pop Up using the Lorna Labels Pop Up Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I decorated the inside using the ModaScrap Lace Pocket on both the top and bottom of the card. I added the "Birthday" part of the Happy Birthday to finish off the sentiment I started on the front of my card. I also added the XOXO twice along the box part of the pop up.




Here is another view of the inside of my card so you can see the pop up part of my card a little easier.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.
Lynn Anderson (January Guest Designer)



Paper: White; Black; Red; Home for Christmas DP - DoCrafts Papermania
Dies: ModaScrap Lace Pocket; ModaScrap Lacy Poppies; Pop It Ups Lorna Label Pop Up; Love Sentiments
Other ECD Products: Prills; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm




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Friday, January 20, 2017

Spring Blooms



Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing another card using one of the new stamp sets to be released soon by Elizabeth Craft Designs. The flower is from the new Stamps by Krista Spring Bloom stamp set. After stamping out the flower on white card twice, I then used the coordinating dies to die cut both images. I love how easy it is to line up the dies to die cut the image ... perfection!

As you can see I have created an accordion card using the Fancy Labels Accordion Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.



Here is a look at the front of the card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.


Stamps: Stamps by Krista Spring Blooms; Pop It Ups Occasions Sentiments - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Pink; Maroon; Coffee in the Arbour Raspberries DP - Maja Designs
Dies: Pop It Ups Fancy Label Accordion; Pop It Ups Star Fancy Label Frames; Pop It Ups Oval Landscape Accordion - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics




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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Just Sitting Here



Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week our challenge hostess for the month, Vicky Gould continues to issue the challenges.

This week Vicky has given us a color challenge .... Black and Cream (ivory) – doesn’t matter if you use die cuts, punches or stamps….let’s see those black and cream (ivory) cards.

For my card today I created a Pull Card using the Rectangle Pull Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I decorated my card using a die set I received for Christmas. 


Here is the inside of my card when you "pull" the card open.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:




Stamps: Anytime Sentiments - Impression Obsession
Paper: Cream; Black; Shine Bright DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: Pop It Ups Rectangle Pull Card; Pop It Ups Rectangle Accordion Card; Pop It Ups Outdoor Edges - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Kids under Tree - Unknown
Other: Black Ink; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm             





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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Monkey Spinner Card


Hi everyone,

For my card today I have created a Spinner card using the new Joset Designs Sliders & Spinners die set. I have also used the cute monkey which is from one of the new stamp set from one of our new Designers ... Stamps by Krista.


 

Here is a video of my card showing how the monkey slides and spins down the sliding track.


Here's how I created my card: 

1. Cut a piece of brown cardstock that measures 5 3/4 inches x 4 1/4 inches when folded to create your card base.
  • Layer onto the front of the card base a piece of green card that measures 5 1/2 inches x 4 inches.


2. Cut a piece of designer paper that measures 5 1/4 inches x 3 3/4 inches. Layer onto another piece of cardstock the same size for added strength.
  • Cut a piece of green cardstock that measures 5 1/4 inches x 1 1/4 inches and layer to the bottom section of the designer paper as per photo above.
  • Using the middle sized curvy slider from the Sliders & Spinners die set, die cut about 3/4 inches up from the top of the green card as per photo above.
  • Adhere a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the back of some Fun Foam and use the 4 circles die included in the die set to die cut the fun foam. 
  • Die cut two of the smallest circles from the Stitched Circles die set.
  • Adhere one of the fun foam circles to the back of one of the circles. Place the circle so that the fun foam goes through the hole the slider die created and then adhere the other circle to the other side of the fun foam. (Note: depending on the height of the foam tape, you may want to adhere to fun foam circles together for extra height.


3. Turn the card over so that the designer paper faces the table and apply foam tape using the photo above as a guide. Be careful to keep the tape well away to where the circle will be travelling when it moves up and down the slider track.




4. Using the Stitched Fishtail Banner die set, die cut two fishtail banners using designer paper. Adhere to the bottom part of the card as per photo above.
  • Stamp the "We should hang out" sentiment from the Cheeky Monkey Clear Stamp set to the green card between the two fishtail banners.
  • Place a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the front circle.
  • Attach monkey image to circle.
  • Adhere the designer paper panel to front of card.



5. Inside of Card: 

  • Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/4 inches x 3 3/4 inches.
  •  Adhere strip of green cardstock that measures 5 1/4 inches x 1 1/4 inches to the bottom of the white card.
  • Layer onto a piece of green cardstock that measures 5 1/2 inches x 4 inches.
  • Using the Stitched Fishtail Banner die set, die cut two fishtail banners using designer paper. Adhere to the bottom part of the card as per photo above.
  • Stamp the "cheeky monkey" sentiment  from the Cheeky Monkey Clear Stamp set to the green card between the two fishtail banners.
  • Stamp the "You're the Best" sentiment from the General Sentiments Clear Stamp set to the centre of the white card.
  • Adhere the card panel to the inside of the card.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Cardstock - Green; Brown
Designer Paper - Carta Bella A Perfect Autumn 
Inks - Black
Fun Foam
Die Cutting Machine




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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Sweet


Hi everyone,

I am back today with another sneak peek to share with you using some of the new products being released by Elizabeth Craft Designs.

For my card today I have used the new Honey Bear Stamp set to create this cute scene. This stamp set also has coordinating dies available which makes it so easy to cut out any of the images you want to use in the set, although for my card I stamped directly to my White Soft Finish Cardstock.

I masked the images so that I could add some grass and clouds. The clouds were created using the Clouds die from  Susan's Garden Countryscapes Clouds & Grass die set.

I added the A Way with Words "Sweet" sentiment from the new Sweet Smiles sentiment to the top left hand corner of the card.

On the right sided of the card I added two fishtails using the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtails Banners.

Stamps: Stamps by Krista Honey Bear - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White Soft Finish Cardstock - ECD; Blue; Green; Cooper DP; Lollipop DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners; Pop It Ups Fancy Seasons Frame Edges; CountryScapes Clouds & Grass; A Way with Words Sweet Smiles  - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Tumbled Glass Distress Ink; Shabby Shutters Distress Ink; Foam Tape; Copics




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Monday, January 16, 2017

XOXO


Hi everyone,

Today I have another project to share with you using some of the new products being released by Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I like making boxes to use to give small gifts in and what could be easy to do when you have a die that cuts it out for you. I used the new Pillow Box with Handle to create my box today.



To create the window in my box, I die cut a heart shape from the centre of the front of the box using the Fitted Hearts die set. I then created the white heart frame by die cutting the Scallop Heart & the Fitted Heart together. I added acetate to the inside of the box over the cut out heart area. Finally I used the XOXO sentiment from the Love Sentiments die set which I added to the front of the acetate.



Paper: White; Red; Sealed with a Kiss DP - Doodlebugs Design Inc.
Dies: Pillow Box with Handle; Fitted Hearts; Scallop Hearts;  Love Sentiments
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 154mm;
Other: Acetate;


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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Dreams Come True


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing another sneak peek of some of the new products being released by Elizabeth Craft Designs for their second January release which is coming soon.

First up I am excited that we now have Fishtail Flag dies, I have been using the new Moda Scrap Stitched Fishtail Banners die set in a few of my cards this month which were released during the first release this month. For my card today I have used the new Stitched Fishtails and Fitted Fishtails which both contain Fishtail Banners in various sizes ... yay!!!!!!

This year Elizabeth Craft Designs is also introducing a new stamp line ... Stamps by Krista. Not only can you get the stamps but also matching dies so it is so easy to just die cut the images you want to use as I did on my card above. The stamps and coordinating dies will be released a little later than everything else from the second release but they are coming 😀.

For the sentiment I used one from the new Dream Sentiments Clear Stamp set also being released soon.


For the inside of my card I layered another Stitched and Fitted Fishtail together and added a sentiment from the Pop It Ups Occasions Clear Stamp set.

Stamps: Stamps by Krista Teddy Bear Picnic; Joset Designs Dream Sentiments; Pop It Ups Occasions Clear Stamps - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Orange; Bright Pink; Jalapeno DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: Stamps by Krista Teddy Bear; Stitched Fishtails; Fitted Fishtails - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink;  Foam Tape; Copics




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Saturday, January 14, 2017

What's Cooking?



Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week our challenge hostess Caz Counsell continues to issue the challenges.

Apparently today is 'Organise your Home Day' - so for our challenge this week we are to create a card suitable for NEW HOME or something within the home. 

Well as I had received the stamp set that includes the oven for Christmas it wasn't hard to work out what I wanted to use for my card. I decided to create a Z Fold card using the Katie Label Pivot Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

As I was making the Z Fold card I figured I needed something cooking related that would work with the oven and after looking through my stash discovered this cute Penny Black cat set .



Here is a look at the front of my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.
Lynn Anderson (January Guest Designer)


Stamps: Sprinkled with Joy - Lawn Fawn; What's Cooking; Sprinkles & Smiles - Penny Black; Delicious Birthday - MFT Stamps;
Paper: White; Red; Blue; Made with Love DP - Imaginisce
Dies: Pop It Ups Katie Label Pivot Card; Moda Scrap Stitched Fishtail Banners - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics



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Friday, January 13, 2017

You're so Sweet


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a card I created using dies from the second part of the release that Elizabeth Craft Designs is having this January. 

This time round I have used the Apron; Kitchen Tools and Small Cupcake from the Joset Design range of dies. For the sentiment I used the Moda Scrap Stitched Fishtail Banners which were released in the first part of the release. 



For the inside of my card I added a few more of the Kitchen Tools along the bottom and the top right hand corner of my card, I added the Happy Birthday which is a new sentiment also being released onto red Stitched Fishtail Banners.


Stamps: General Sentiments - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White Soft Finish Cardstock - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Red; Pink; Home Sweet Home DP - Carta Bella
Dies: Moda Scrap Stitched Fishtail Banners; Stitched Circles; Dotted Scallop Circles; Stitched Squares; Dotted Scallop Squares; Joset Designs Apron; Joset Designs Kitchen Tools; Joset Designs Small Cupcake; Happy Birthday - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics




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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Look Whoo's having a Birthday!


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week our challenge hostess for the month, Vicky Gould continues to issue the challenges.

This week Vicky has requested that we make a tri-fold card.  There are lots of instructions, both on SCS and You Tube.  

I decided to create a Tri Shutter card this week for the challenge part of the card.

Of course I am still playing with Christmas pressies I received, for this card I used the Art Impressions Owl & Cat Place Card Pals die set ... of course I had to have this die set since it included an owl in it :) This die was designed to be used to create place cards, but it works equally well on the front of a card.



Here is a photo of my card taken from overhead so you can see the folds in this card a litter better.



And finally a look at my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope. Even though the owl is 3D, if you are careful this could still be placed in an envelope as the legs can fold flat.



Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:


Vicky Gould



Stamps: Birthday Whoot Owl Stamp Set; Chatting Whoots Stamp Set - Art Impressions; Birthday Owl - Dare 2 Be Artzy
Paper: White; Pink; Orange; DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: Tattered Lace Shutter Card; Owl & Cat Place Pals Card - Art Impressions; Stitched Ovals; Fitted Ovals; Dotted Scallop Ovals - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

ECD January Die Cut Designer Challenge

Hi everyone,

This year the Elizabeth Craft Designs Die Cut Design Team have reintroduced the Designer Challenge. From February on we will host our challenge on the first Tuesday of the month. For January we are playing a week later to allow for the beginning of the year. 

Our challenge theme this time round is From the Heart - let's create a card/project that incorporate any of the heart dies in some way. Hearts can be used for so many different occasions one of which is Valentines Day which is coming up next month.  Make your card for whatever occasion your heart desires.

I have been wanting to make a Triple Heart Easel card for sometime now and since Elizabeth Crafts Designs have just released Heart Dies this was the perfect opportunity to create one.


Here is how I created my card:



1. Create three top folding cards in the following sizes - 5 1/2 inches square; 4 3/4 inches square and 3 1/2 inches square from dark pink cardstock.
  • Position the three larger dies from the Stitched Hearts die set onto each of the folded cards so that the top part of the heart die is hanging over the fold so it doesn't cut. Run through die cutting machine.

2.  Fold the top heart in half as per photo above (#1)
  • Apply adhesive to the lower portion of the top heart (see photo #2)
  • Die cut three stitched hearts which match the hearts that we used on the folded cards. Adhere the full heart to the lower part of the heart. (see photo #3)


3. Adhere the bottom part of the middle sized heart to the bottom of the small heart (see photo #1)
  • Adhere the bottom part of the large sized heart to the bottom of the middle heart (see photo #2)
  • Turn the hearts over and place each heart so the tip of the heart is sitting in the "V" of the heart in front of it.


4. Decorating the Hearts: 
  • Die cut the three larger hearts from the Scalloped Hearts die set from pink cardstock. Adhere each scalloped heart to corresponding solid heart.
  • Die cut 4 hearts from the Entwined Hearts die set from pale pink cardstock. Apply adhesive to the back of each heart and stack together. Attach to front heart on card.
  • Die cut the ModaScrap Lace Heart from pale pink cardstock, sponge around edges using pink ink. Attach to the middle heart on card using foam tape.
  • Die cut the Leafy Lace Heart from pale pink cardstock, sponge around edges using pink ink. Attach to the back heart on card using foam tape.
  • From the Love Sentiments die set die cut the following from dark pink cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back - "Valentine"; "Love"; "You" and "XOXO".
  • Adhere sentiments to card using photos above as a guide.

5. Die cut the following:
  • (1) Small heart from Stitched Hearts die set from pink cardstock
  • (1) Small heart from Scalloped Hearts die set from pale pink cardstock
  • (1) Small heart from Entwined Hearts die set from dark pink cardstock
  • Adhere the largest of the three hearts directly onto the bottom section of the front heart as per photo above. Layer the other two hearts together and then attach these to the first heart using foam tape. This will now keep the front heart in place.

Here is a look at my card when it is folded shut ready to be placed in an envelope.

Don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to see all the wonderful creations by our talented designers.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Cardstock - Pale Pink; Pink & Dark Pink
Ink - Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Foam Tape
Die Cutting Machine





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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Lace Pocket Box


Hi everyone,

It's my turn to post a tutorial today on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. For my project today I have used the new Moda Scrap Lace Pocket die that I used for my project last week, but this time round I have created a box which would make a lovely presentation to use when giving a gift.



Here is how I created the box:



1. Using the Moda Scrap Lace Pocket die, die cut two pockets from aqua cardstock.
  • Fold the tabs on the die cut pieces towards the back.

  • Cut two pieces of aqua cardstock that measure 3 inches x 10 inches.
  • Score and fold at 4 1/4 inches on both pieces of card.
  • The longer part of these pieces of card will be for the base of the box and the shorter part for the sides.


  • Apply adhesive tape to all of the tabs on both pockets, applying tape to both sides of the bottom tabs.
  • Take one of the strips of cardstock and starting with the top of one of the side portion of one of the strips of aqua cardstock adhere one of the side tabs and the bottom tab to the edge of the cardstock. (TIP: for the first strip of cardstock apply the bottom part of the strip so the tabs are under the base, this way the tabs won't be seen when the box is completed).
  • Repeat this using the second lace pocket,
  • Next take the remaining strip of aqua cardstock and starting on the other side tabs of the pocket, adhere the strip to the pocket tabs. Adhere the base tabs to the top of the strip of cardstock that goes under the box.
  • Optional: Cut two more pieces of aqua cardstock 3 inches x 4 1/4 inches and adhere to the inside side panels so that the tabs are hidden.



2. Using the second smallest die from the Moda Scrap Stitched Fishtail Banner die set, die cut two fishtail banners from White Soft Finish Cardstock. 
  • Cut off approximately 1 1/2 inches from both straight ends of the fishtail flags. Glue the ends together to make one large banner and adhere to the front of the box referring to the photo as a guide.
  •  Die cut the "Love" and "You" sentiments from aqua cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back from the Love Sentiments die set and adhere sentiments to each side of the Fishtail Banner.
3. Using the long leaf from the Moda Scrap Pair of Leaves 2 die set, die cut 4 leaves from green cardstock, sponge leaves with green ink.


  • Cut of most of the stem from each of the leaves and adhere two leaves end to end so you get one long strip.
  • Repeat with other two leaves.
  • Adhere the leaves together so that they cross over each other (See photo above).


4. Using the Moda Scrap Dancing Butterflies die set, die cut two full butterflies from pink cardstock.
  • Trim off the antenna from the butterfly that will be on the bottom,
  • Apply glue to the front body section of the bottom butterfly and adhere the body of the other butterfly over the top.
  • Bend the wings of the top butterfly forward.
  • Adhere Pink/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers to the body section of the top butterfly.
Thanks for visiting my blog today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.




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